Infectious Diseases that are spread through sexual contact are known as sexually-transmitted diseases. They are also known as STDs and are the most common of infectious diseases in the world today. 13 million men and women are affected by these more than 20 types of diseases, each year. Some of the most common venereal disease symptoms displayed could be from genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis and chlamydia infections. Maintaining good sexual health is vitally important as STDs often happen without symptoms, especially in women. STDs are mainly caused by the spreading of viruses, parasites or bacteria through sexual contact with someone.
If a mother’s sexual health has been compromised and she is infected, she can pass some STDs on to her baby during delivery or while breast-feeding. STDs can also be passed on through sharing infected needles. Some of the most common STDs and the microorganisms that cause venereal disease symptoms include; AIDS-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Chlamydia infection-Chlamydia trachomatis; Genital herpes-herpes simplex virus (HSV); Genital warts-human papillomavirus (HPV); Gonorrhea-Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Syphilis-Treponema pallidum. The Epstein-Barr virus and hepatitis A and candida (yeast) infections are other diseases that can be spread through sexual contact and non sexual contact.
Venereal disease symptoms indicate the possibility of a sexually transmitted disease. If you experience any of the following symptoms your sexual health may be compromised. Some symptoms are unusual vaginal discharge or discharge from the rectum or penis and painful intercourse. Burning or discomfort during urination, swelling, blisters, warts, open sores, rash in genital area, sexual organs or in the mouth, need to be checked out. Any type of unusual pain or discomfort in the buttocks, legs, mens testicles or woman’s abdomen could be symptoms. Even flu-like symptoms and swollen glands can be a sign of a potential infection Your healthcare provider will examine and diagnose and provide the right treatment.
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